Olumuyiwa Fashanu and Joe Alt lead the 2024 NFL Draft offensive tackle class

This year's offensive tackles class is one of the best positions in the 2024 NFL Draft.
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2024 NFL Draft offensive tackle class ranking No. 5-9

5. Jordan Morgan, Arizona: Going into the 2023 season I had Jordan Morgan listed as the biggest risk at the offensive tackle position. The main reason for this billing was that he suffered a second knee injury in 2022. It was also the second season-ending injury Morgan has had as he also missed the end of the 2020 season. This season he helped quiet those concerns though starting every game. While his injury history is a concern his athletic ability is one of his biggest positives. He shows the quick feet to play left tackle in the NFL and also does a terrific job of blocking in space. He is also one of the best pass blockers in the 2024 NFL Draft grading out as Pro Football Focus's fourth-best pass-blocking tackle. An area he can improve on the field is not letting defenders get into his body. Draft Grade: First Round

6. Amarius Mims, Georgia: A tackle I am a little lower on than other people is Georgia offensive tackle Amarius Mims. The biggest reason for this is his limited playing time and injury history. This season he missed half the season due to lower body injuries. He also only started two games last year serving as a backup most of the year. While these concerns would scare me off from taking him in the first round he does have the potential to develop into a high quality starting right tackle. His most impressive trait is how well he moves for someone 6-foot-7 and 340 pounds. He has the ability to block in space and even the fastest pass rushers he sees in the SEC don’t challenge him much. He also displays impressive strength and should be able to develop into one of the better run blockers in the NFL if he improves his footwork and sinks more at the hips. Draft Grade: Second Round

7. Anthony Belton, North Carolina State: One of the best values in this year’s offensive tackle class is North Carolina State’s Anthony Belton. What stands out about Belton is how strong of a run blocker he is. He fires off the ball and is routinely able to push his man off the ball. He also looks comfortable blocking at the second level. As a pass blocker the Wolfpack left tackle shows the quickness and overall footwork to hold up well in pass protection. One area he can improve on though is that he occasionally lunges at his defender which hurts his overall effectiveness. Draft Grade: Second Round

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8. Graham Barton, Duke: A player who some teams may look at more as an offensive guard, but has the skillset to also play right tackle in the NFL is Duke’s Graham Barton. While Barton’s NFL position is yet to be determined there is no doubting his toughness. He does a great job of finishing his blocks and is one of the more aggressive offensive linemen in the 2024 NFL Draft. He also plays with good intelligence rarely missing an assignment and does a great job of diagnosing different stunts and blitzes. One reason why teams may look at him as a guard is his arm length, so he will need good numbers when he weighs in at the Senior Bowl. Overall, Bartons has the talent to start along most NFL offensive lines as a rookie and brings a level of intensity that is hard to find. Draft Grade: Second Round

"Arguably the hardest football player that we have, [the] hardest worker on the field and off the field."

Duke QB Riley Leonard on Graham Barton

9. Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State: An offensive tackle who significantly improved his stock this year is Taliese Fuaga. A major reason he saw his NFL Draft stock go from a seventh-round grade to the third-round grade I currently give him is his strong run blocking. This season he was graded as the top run blocker in college football by Pro Football Focus with an overall grade of 90.7. In this area, he uses his strength to consistently knock his man off the ball with his strong initial punch. While I like Fuaga as a day-two prospect, I am not quite as high as some people are on him. One of the reasons for this is he is only an average pass blocker and he can be beaten off the ball. Another reason for this is when blocking in space he has some issues with staying on balance. Draft Grade: Third Round